Powermatic PM 2000


I am in the market for a new table saw. High on my list is the Powermatic PM2000. Does anyone have nay experience with this saw?
I assume it has plenty of power with only one (wider) belt - that the table is flat and has minimal arbor run-out.
How does the new guard work? - As a matter of routine I usually throw the guard away when unpacking a new saw, but this guard looks like it might actually do some good.
How is the dust collection? - looks like it has suction right under the blade .
Thanks
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Finewoodworking magazine just reviewed cabinet saws. I read through the article last night. The PM was rated at the top. Table flatness, blade guards and arbor run out were part of the review. I don't recall seeing much about the dust collection for the PM. Interesting read.
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A friend has a PM 2000 that I looked at before buying my General. I found the miter slot to be very sloppy and have never regretted the General (not General International) purchase. I think the PM has a riving knife, an important safety feature; I made one for the General. The guard is a POS on both the PM and General. Dave

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How did you make a riving knife? Every one I've seen has depended on the arbor being manufactured to support a riving knife.
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How did you make a riving knife? Every one I've seen has depended on the arbor being manufactured to support a riving knife.
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